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Joe Mazzulla Completely Buried All The Haters And Losers Who Continue To Try And Pit Jayson Tatum And Jaylen Brown Against Each Other

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One of the very funny and very annoying parts of this break before the Finals was the fact that it we seemed to have teleported back to 2019. You couldn't go a day without having to hear another round of ridiculous Jayson Tatum vs Jaylen Brown debates, just like we had to live through 5 years ago. The pathetic part of the whole narrative is the fact that it was all entirely predictable

Once we lived through that insane bullshit, it was time to move on to the next 2019 Tatum/Brown debate. Do they even like each other? Is Tatum secretly mad that Jaylen won the ECF MVP? Hell, ESPN not only ran this segment, but they pulled out the full North Korea approach and blatantly lied to you on television

I'm not sure we as a society talked enough about how insane it was to spotlight Jayson Tatum smiling and clapping for his teammate while at the same time say he wasn't happy for his teammate like everyone else. When else have you ever seen something like that?

It was as clear an example of gaslighting in real time as you'll ever see.

Well, you know who's had enough of this bullshit? Psycho Joe. Asked today about this very narrative and desire to pit the Jays against each other, Joe Mazzulla dropped the hammer

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What you saw was Joe Mazzulla basically telling ESPN and everyone else who has participated in this nonsense to get fucked. A perfect response that was measured, concise, and 10000000% true. As legit a body bagging as you're going to see from an NBA coach doing a media session. The perfect mic drop moment.

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He could have easily danced around the question and given a standard boilerplate answer, but I love that Joe decided enough was enough and it was time for him to do his part to end this toxic discourse. Calling out and exposing these losers and haters for what they are was fantastic. It's all been so obvious what has been going on all playoffs when it comes to Tatum/Brown, especially since they punched their ticket to the Finals. 

What you saw in that clip is one of the exact reasons the Celtics are 4 wins away from their 18th banner. This is a collective unit. This is a team. All the personal bullshit that had plagued previous versions, that stuff hasn't been a problem at any point of the season. There are no agendas, no jealousy, no hierarchy nonsense, just a love for one another and the singular focus of winning. That's it. Despite the media's desperate attempt to create drama, the Celtics all year long have stayed focused on what matters most, which is winning. 

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But sometimes you need your head coach to speak up and say the things that the players can't. You don't think Tatum/Brown feel the same way? Of course they do. Only now they don't have to say it because they know that Pyscho Joe has their back

I will say though, Joe going off like this won't end it. ESPN and the like will be back. There is only one thing that could possibly achieve something like that, and it stands just 4 wins away.